Cervical Spine Surgery Intervention
Cervical Spine Surgery Intervention:
What is a herniated disc?
A herniated disc is a disc that has lost it’s hydration. This can be the result of a weekness or rupture in the disc causing a bulge. This bulge impinges on the space the nerves have to exit the spinal cord. This loss of hydration or bulge can result in reduction in height of that disc – this disc is your bodies shock absorber.
Once that space is reduced and compromised, the space the nerves leave the spine at that level is also compromised causing an impingement or pressure upon those nerves. When this happens nerves associated with this area cause pain, reduced stimulus to that part of your body, and muscle tone lose. Not to mention further stress of adjacent discs.
• Cervical Radiculopathy — When spinal nerves are pinched, it can lead to pain, weakness, or numbness in the neck, shoulder, arms, and hands. Oftentimes, this feels like a shooting pain traveling down the arm into the hand causing weakness and loss of control.
• Cervical Myelopathy — Occasionally, the spinal cord itself is pinched, which can lead to severe pain or weakness in the arms and legs. This pain can cause difficulty walking as well as trouble using the hands.
Once you, your family or your doctor have made the decision that something must be done. Either because you are tired of suffering in pain and depression, or because you are done living on pain medication, continuing to up the dosage, and reducing more and more of your what used to be normal activities. Or you have been told you need spine surgery and you don’t want a temporary fix or a spinal fusion.
Multiple options are available based on the Cervical spine case. Only the best surgical spine options are applied based on our doctors strong but conservative recommendations. Our spine solutions are long-term spine solutions which should prove long-lasting and you will be amazed at how quickly you heal from this kind of spinal surgical intervention. Many of our cervical patients were able to return to activities such as snowboarding and horseback riding with-in 3 months post-surgery.
(Some video below may be of the lumbar. The same process is used for Cervical. Mobi-C is used for more petite patients in need of a smaller cervical disc replacement.)
Cervical Disc Implants Used:
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